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Salvador Dalí Once Painted A Portrait Of A Datsun 610 Wagon

The famed Spanish Surrealist and provider of 85 percent of college freshman dorm room art, Salvador Dalí, was known for painting a vast panoply of subjects, from his early realistic still lifes (lives?) to his best-known Surrealist period, full of soft, melting clocks and great masturbators. Less well known is that he…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This Supercharger Has a Datsun Roadster Attached to It

Superchargers are awesome because they provide extra power with a very linear delivery curve. There’s no lag because they aren’t exhaust driven. Obviously, there needs to be a car attached to a supercharger for it to be effective. This particular supercharger lives in the engine bay of a 1969 Datsun Roadster. Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Incredible Story Of How Total Strangers Are Helping A Man Recover His Late Father’s Datsun Sitting In The Desert For 21 Years

On July 23, 1997, blackjack dealer Mark Blackburn was found dead in an empty Arizona desert from injuries stemming from an apparent explosives accident. Police left his 1980 Datsun B310 at the scene, and now, 21 years later, Mark’s son, Michael, and his daughter, Lalani, are on a quest to find and recover the car.…Read […]

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The Man Behind The Nissan Z Once Made An Amazing But Failed Microcar 

The period immediately after WWII was, I think, one of the most interesting for cars, at least in the countries that didn’t come out of the war in such great shape. The lack of almost everything—money, materials, fuel, everything—forced some genuinely creative solutions to the very tricky problem of how to make cars…Read more… Continue […]

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Uzi Nissan On How He Fought The Nissan Car Company And Won

Last month, we told you the story of Uzi Nissan, the small North Carolina businessman who ended up fighting off a $10 million lawsuit from Nissan Motor Company over his computer retail business website, www.nissan.com. Now, you can hear from Uzi himself on what exactly the automaker put him through.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Here’s What It Looked Like When Datsun Invaded Great Britain

Here in America, it’s easy to forget that people once sincerely feared that “import cars”—specifically cheap, well-built, reliable cars from Japan—would put the U.S. auto industry out of business. That’s hard to believe today where companies like Ford and Toyota compete on an equal footing, but in the United Kingdom,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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